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Thaati Chettu's shoot is cut and the juice is traditionally collected in a hanging earthen pot. The juice so collected before morning is a refreshing and light drink called Thaati Kallu in Telugu, Neera (नीरा) in Marathi and "Pathaneer"(பதநீர்) in Tamil and has is extremely cool in sensation with a sugary sweet taste. The juice collected in evening or after fermentation becomes sour and is called Tadi (ताडी) in Marathi. Tadi is consumed by Andhra Pradesh, coastal Maharashtra mostly by villagers as raw alcoholic beverage.